Top 25 best bulbs - Autumn 2024

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Our TOP 25 best bulbs JUB Holland Narcissus recurvus

JUB Holland, our TOP 25 best bulbs

JUB Holland supplies hundreds of types of spring flowering bulbs for gardens and parks. We put the 25 very best here in the limelight: strong varieties, the most reliable to come back or to naturalise; varieties that give every garden a huge boost! All varieties are briefly described and we also provide tips for application, flowering time, soil type, sun/shade, garden space and combination options.

Every bulb has its own place

Flower bulbs come in all shapes and sizes: from very exuberant and brightly coloured to subtle white and porcelain blue. Many bulbs, such as alliums, camassias and tulips, fit well in a sunny flower border, where they bloom prior to the summer flowering perennials. Especially in prairie / ornamental grass borders, which have their peak in late summer, flower bulbs are a great addition. Many small bulbs are woodland plants that perform well in shady areas. The same small varieties often also fit in a sunny border: precisely because they flower so early, they make the border fascinating year-round. Once they have finished flowering, they quickly disappear under the ground to appear more numerous the following year. There is a suitable flower bulb for every garden and every garden style! Whether it is a minimalist garden, a natural, modern or classic garden: bulbs go with every garden style, as long as you know how to apply and combine them: with other bulbs, but also with other plants!

A very special allium, because it has a semi-circular flower and therefore very natural.

Thanks to the green/white colour, it also combines perfectly into many different colour schemes. Very beautiful with gray-leaved plants, such as Artemisia and Salvia. Great in a wild flower meadow.

Allium sphaerocephalon

One of the easiest alliums for a sunny place. Indispensable due to late flowering in June!

The nickname Drumsticks is well-chosen. Beautiful between ornamental grasses such as Stipa and transparant plants such as Thalictrum and Nepeta, or decorative thistles and camassia. Can spread via seeds.

A very strong variety. Can also be used in semi-shade.

A fantastic purple colour which combines with Astrantia, Knautia, Verbena bonariensis or with ornamental grasses.

A pure white triumph tulip.One of the most elegant garden tulips and a favourite for years! Fantastic between long-flowering Helleborus but actually this tulip can be used anywhere.

A bulb that thrives well in our climate in a slightly humid location. In May/ June the beautiful long spikes follow with clear blue star-shaped flowers. Beautiful in a sunny border, with Nepeta, Alliums and Geranium.

The true ‘English Bluebell’. In the UK, magical forests, which turn completely blue in April / May. Beautiful under deciduous shrubs. Also great in the wild flower meadow and in a shady, moist and nutrient-rich place between Tiarella, Brunnera or Pulmonaria.

A bulb that cannot be missed in any garden! The snowdrop feels particularly at home on nutrientrich clay soils, where it quickly makes large clumps, which can be dug out after flowering and then split and replanted. They thrive everywhere: under shrubs, in the lawn, in the border or under a hedge. Combines great with other early flowering bulbs.

6-7 90 cm 100/m 2
Galanthus elwesii Camassia leichtlinii ‘Caerulea’ Tulipa ‘Royal Virgin’ Hyacinthoides non-scripta Allium ‘Purple Sensation’
5-6 80 cm 30/m 2 4 40 cm 80/m 2 5-6 90 cm 30/m 2 4-5 30 cm 100/m 2 5-6 80 cm 40/m 2 2-3 15 cm 150/m 2
Allium nigrum

Dark blue grape hyacinth with a sky blue top and long flowering! If they are not planted too dry, they will return reliably. Beautiful between mauve- or purple-coloured or black tulips, such as “Queen of Night”.

A variety of the woodland crocuses and a well-known historic naturalising bulb. One of the best naturalisers, especially in a sunny lawn or under winter flowering shrubs. it is a modest and subtle crocus with a purple lilac colour.

A very well-known tall, ballshaped lilac purple allium, with beautiful, compact and large flowers. Can be used perfectly between perennials that only flower in the mid-summer. Floating above ornamental grasses, such as Panicum, Miscanthus and Molinia the ball-shaped alliums come into their own.

A favourite garden daffodil. It’s an elegant variety, rich flowering and beautiful, hanging, pure white flowers. Beautiful between Euphorbia and Geranium. Indispensable in a white garden with Leucojum, Lunaria rediviva and early flowering white tulips.

A relatively low strong variety with striking warm yellow reflexed petals and a contrasting bright orange trumpet. Beautiful in grass or combined with modest foliage plants or orange winter pansies.

The only flower we know with a graphic pattern, as if nature has drawn a checkerboard on the purple and sometimes white petals. A fantastic native bulb. Feels at home in a moist, nutrient-rich lawn or flower meadow or at the edge of the pond. Especially beautiful in a pot. Combines great in contrast with glory of the snow (Chionodoxa), Puschkinia libanotica, lung herb or bluebells.

A garden favourite for a long time a nd easy to combine because of its natural look. Nice together with yellow-green or chartreuse flowering plants, such as Smyrnium perfoliatum, Euphorbia or with the new leaves of hostas.

Scilla siberica, the darkest blue among the blue naturalising bulbs. Beautiful glossy leaves and rich flowering on slightly damp soil, beautiful under spring flowering shrubs such as Magnolia or Viburnum or combined with Epimediums.

The darkest purpleblue large flowering Dutch crocus, a striking appearance with a bright orange pestle in February/ March. Crocuses prefer a sunny place. Beautifully combined in the lawn with other crocuses. Fantastic bee plant.

Muscari latifolium Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’ Crocus vernus ’Flower Record’ Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ Narcissus ‘Jetfire’ Allium ‘Gladiator’ Scilla siberica Fritillaria meleagris Narcissus triandrus ‘Thalia’
5-6 125 cm 20/m 2 4-5 30 cm 100/m 2 3-4 15 cm 150/m 2 2-3 12 cm 150/m 2 4-5 20 cm 100/m 2 2 10 cm 200/m 2 5 50 cm 80/m 2 3 20 cm 100/m 2 4-5 15 cm 150/m 2

A graceful and natural looking tulip that makes several stems and comes back realibly in a sunny spot. The leaves are grey-blue, the flower white with a yellow heart. Beautiful in the lawn or as a planting between larger tulips.

A classic in every border. The combinations with lilac, mauve, blue and white are very strong. Flowers relatively late. An always winning combination with the mauve-coloured T. ‘Blue Parrot’ and double flowered T. ‘Black Hero’. Also beautiful with camassia. Black with salmon/apricot is also a great combination or with the bronze-coloured Euphorbia griffithii or Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’.


The very last daffodil of the season, and not the least! Bright white with a bright orange with green “eye”, also called ‘pheasant eye’. Beautiful in large numbers in lawns or flower meadow. Also nice among late tulips, such as the ‘Queen of Night’, ‘Black Hero’, and the orange ‘Ballerina’ or ‘Prinses Irene’.

A naturalising bulb in the most fairytale-like ice-blue colour (with a darker vein) . Combines great with other blue or purple/ lilac shades or with bright green. Can be used anywhere!

The only native and “natural” tulip and a beloved naturaliser. An always bent flower stalk carries a relatively small, pointed flower. The name ‘Woodland Tulip’ is confusing, because this tulip prefers to be in the sun, especially in a wild-flower meadow or a sunny border.

Also called “Lady Tulip”: a highlight of beauty and elegance: pointed flower, white with a pink-red blush and a beautiful centre. Both in bud and fully opened a piece of jewellery in every garden. Give them a place in nutritious soil in a warm place, for example a not too damp lawn or in the front of the border.


A sturdy, robust tulip with warm apricot pink flowers as big as eggs! Very effective in a sunny border. Excitingly combined with purple Violets, Geranium phaeum, Lunaria or wall flowers. Also beautiful with simultaneously flowering tulips such as the fragrant lily-flowered ‘Ballerina’ or with the delicate Narcissus ‘Thalia’.

A pure white crocus with a fantastic bright orange pestle. An eye catcher in lawns in February and March . Beautiful with other early white varieties such as Galanthus nivalis.

A classic yellow trumpet daffodil with flowers in March. Beautiful in borders, under shrubs and in pots. Also suitable in grass areas. Blooms together with scillas and crocuses.

Tulipa turkestanica Tulipa ‘Queen of Night’ Tulipa ‘Pink Impression’ Scilla mischtschenkoana Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus Tulipa clusiana Peppermintstick Tulipa sylvestris Narcissus Golden Harvest
60 cm 80/m 2
20 cm 150/m 2 4 45 cm 60/m 2
60 cm 80/m 2 5 30 cm 150/m 2 2-3 12 cm 150/m 2 4 20 cm 150/m 2 5 40 cm 60/m 2
Crocus vernus ‘Jeanne d’Arc’
2-3 12 cm 150/m 2

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